Challenges

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Sensitivity of the Issue

Dealing with HIV prevention is a challenge due the sensitivity of the issue. Good news is HIV cases among teens from ages 13 to 20 years old has dropped 12% compared in 2015. It only shows that advocacies in HIV prevention are doing a great job in serving their purpose. However, HIV cases in other impoverish nations are still prevalent due to lack of support from the government.

Inconsistent Sex Education in Schools

According to recent surveys, since the issues of HIV are diminishing, schools are not focusing on this subject anymore. The problem about this is, we can’t stop doing reminders and outreach programs just because the situation has improved. We can’t wait again for future issues to emerge before we take action. We have to prevent it and save these children’s lives.

Lack of Cooperation

HIV prevention is a two-way communication process. A person has to agree before we can run any test to him or her. What we can do is to make sure that the facilities are ready once he/she finally tested. We can’t blame anyone who is reluctant to get any test because it is a personal decision one has to make. But we encourage schools to never lose sight on the goal of preventing the spread of HIV.

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